How Immigration Policy Divides Families: Q&A with Arizona Advocate Laurie Melrood
Laurie Melrood is a family services consultant to southern Arizona immigrant support organizations, including the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project. She co-edited a family unity manual for immigrant parents detained by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and co-wrote the procedures for immigrant parents detained in ICE facilities with children in Arizona state custody.
Teen’s Death Shows Need for Better Training, Regulation of Border Patrol Agents
On Friday, July 21st, 2017, the world watched the horrific footage of 16-year-old Cruz Velazquez Acevedo taking multiples sips of an unidentified liquid that would lead to his death – all while in custody of the largest law enforcement agency in the country, the U.S.